Digital privacy is a huge topic right now, since many of our privacy laws don’t directly apply to the digital world. But the Supreme Court of the United States made a major ruling on the security of your location history.
The 5-4 ruling concluded that law enforcement will need a warrant to access your location history, as free access to this data would be a violation of the fourth amendment. This does not apply to real time location, but your location history will be safe.
This all stemmed from a 2011 case against Timothy Carpenter, who was convicted of multiple armed robberies thanks to this data being acquired by law enforcement.
Opinion on what a perfect balance between safety and privacy greatly varies, but at least it’s good to know that this data is safer than it was before.